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The question Saban can't answer

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07:45 AM ET 11.28 | It's a question that so many in and around Tuscaloosa, and across the country, would like answered. Kirk McNair, editor of BamaMag and the media guest on Nick Saban's radio show Wednesday night, asked it. How much longer does he plan on coaching? "That's not the best question," Saban said with a chuckle, "but it's the toughest one." Then he elaborated. "I really don't know," said Saban, who turned 62 in October. "I feel like as long as I enjoy what I'm doing. I'm happy with what I'm doing and I feel like I can make a contribution to the young people and they respond to do things the right way and is actually benefiting them to help them be more successful in their life, as long as I'm healthy and can do that and I'm happy doing it, then I'm going to do it. I can't really put a time table on that."

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November 28, 2013  08:41 AM ET

He gone!

November 28, 2013  08:42 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

He gone!

+1

November 28, 2013  08:48 AM ET

The question Saban can't answer:

How much $$$ he will take down in his next gig.

November 28, 2013  08:57 AM ET

Should've asked "How long do you plan on coaching HERE"

November 28, 2013  09:08 AM ET

Translation, Austin here I come.

November 28, 2013  09:11 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Should've asked "How long do you plan on coaching HERE"

Yeah, dummbbaazzzzzzzzz reporter.

November 28, 2013  09:29 AM ET

What was in the envelope?

November 28, 2013  09:30 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

What was in the envelope?

That's the question his players should be answering.

November 28, 2013  09:31 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Should've asked "How long do you plan on coaching HERE"

McNair couldn't dare risk asking for fear of being welcomed to the infernal regions.

November 28, 2013  10:01 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

The question Saban can't answer:How much $$$ he will take down in his next gig.

Yeah good point as long as he stays in the NCAA. IMO Saban won't make a good NFL coach.

November 28, 2013  10:05 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Translation, Austin here I come.

IMO, it wouldn't be a wise decision for him to go to Austin and coach the Longhorns. He should stay right where he is and retire at Bama.

November 28, 2013  10:27 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

IMO, it wouldn't be a wise decision for him to go to Austin and coach the Longhorns. He should stay right where he is and retire at Bama.

I din't think it would be wise for the rusty cows either.

November 28, 2013  10:38 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

IMO, it wouldn't be a wise decision for him to go to Austin and coach the Longhorns. He should stay right where he is and retire at Bama.

Agreed.

1. 'Bama is where his legacy was forged and that's where he should be remembered.

2. He, not the players, would get all the credit if UTx returned to perennial top 10 status.

3. He wouldn't have the same leeway at UTx.

November 28, 2013  11:03 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

IMO, it wouldn't be a wise decision for him to go to Austin and coach the Longhorns. He should stay right where he is and retire at Bama.

He suffers from Parcells Syndrome. Ya could substitute LSU a few years ago in your statement and back date it.

November 28, 2013  11:37 AM ET
QUOTE(#13):

Agreed.1. 'Bama is where his legacy was forged and that's where he should be remembered.2. He, not the players, would get all the credit if UTx returned to perennial top 10 status.3. He wouldn't have the same leeway at UTx.

We'll see how ya feel after he hoists the crystal ball wearing burnt orange.

November 28, 2013  11:41 AM ET

Doc, I don't mean to imply you're being disingenuous, but winning feels good. And the players will get plenty of credit too...and I'm sure they won't mind sharing the glory with coach and the fans won't either.

November 28, 2013  11:52 AM ET
QUOTE(#15):

We'll see how ya feel after he hoists the crystal ball wearing burnt orange.

LOL, no way!!! ESPN won't/wouldn't allow Texas to "hoist the crystal ball", even if Saban was their coach. :-)

November 28, 2013  11:59 AM ET
QUOTE(#16):

Doc, I don't mean to imply you're being disingenuous, but winning feels good. And the players will get plenty of credit too...and I'm sure they won't mind sharing the glory with coach and the fans won't either.

Hey no offense taken. I would rather Saban stay at 'Bama where his legacy is established, and I would rather have a younger hungrier up-and-coming coach at UTx who can stay 15 years. Saban will be 77 in 15 years.

I'm probably in the minority as a longhorn fan.

November 28, 2013  12:08 PM ET
QUOTE(#16):

Doc, I don't mean to imply you're being disingenuous, but winning feels good. And the players will get plenty of credit too...and I'm sure they won't mind sharing the glory with coach and the fans won't either.

Oh ... one more thing ... if Saban leaves 'Bama and doesn't experience the same success it would detract from his legacy IMO. There are no guarantees he'll have the same success at UTx or anywhere else. Plus I'm a bit nostalgic and I'd like to see him stay at 'Bama and go down in history as one of the greatest. If not it could be like watching Emmit Smith sucking for the Cardinals after leaving Dallas as the greatest rusher of all time.

 
November 28, 2013  12:30 PM ET
QUOTE(#18):

Hey no offense taken. I would rather Saban stay at 'Bama where his legacy is established, and I would rather have a younger hungrier up-and-coming coach at UTx who can stay 15 years. Saban will be 77 in 15 years.I'm probably in the minority as a longhorn fan.

I agree with you. I'd only like it for about a month just for the laughs due to the meltdown in bama land.

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